Louis Goscinski

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Special Education

Phone: (603) 535-2121
E-mail: ljgoscinski@plymouth.edu

About Lou Goscinski:

Lou Goscinski has served as a PSU teaching lecturer since 2010. Lou brings to his graduate students over 30 years of professional practice as an experienced educator and school administrator. He is a certified Superintendent, Special Education Administrator, Principal, Special Education Teacher, Learning Disabilities Specialist and Speech-Language Specialist.

Lou has worked in a variety of New Hampshire private and public school settings including Strafford Learning Center, Seacoast Learning Collaborative, Pinkerton Academy and Moultonborough School District. He has taught preschool, elementary, middle and high school students. He has worked as a teacher, speech-language pathologist, building principal and special education administrator. He is beginning he 13th year as a central office administrator. Lou currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for SAU #13.

Lou is a staunch advocate for people who experience disabilities. He has been asked to testify before the New Hampshire legislature for disabilities rights. Lou is a journalist for the New Hampshire Challenge covering issues pertaining to disabilities. The Parent Information Center-NH has recognized Lou as one of New Hampshire’s “Very Important People” in Education.

Degrees and Education

Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership, NOVA Southeastern
MEd, Developmental Disabilities, University of New Hampshire
BS, Communication Disorders, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

School Law
Training School Personnel
Public Policy
School Finance
Parent Involvement
Disability Rights and Advocacy
History of Civil Rights Movements
Special Education

Recent Publications

Lou has provided numerous workshops, conference presentations and webinars for private and public education organizations/professional associations.

Awards and Distinctions

Parent Information Center-NH: “Very Important People” in Education Award
New Hampshire Department of Education: Parent Involvement Award
New Hampshire School Administrators Association: Scholarship Recipient
New Hampshire House of Representatives: Honored for Work on Behalf of Public Education

Associations, Boards, and Committees

New Hampshire School Administrators Association
New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators
New Hampshire Task Force on Effective Teaching
New Hampshire Task Force on Parent-School-Community Partnerships
New Hampshire Department of Education Indicator 8 Work Group: Statewide Parent Involvement Survey

Courses Taught

Special Education Law
Families and Children: Legal and Ethical Issues